The Reckoning: Our Nation's Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal (Hardcover)

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From the #1 bestselling author of Too Much and Never Enough: A diagnosis of America's national trauma, and a way to heal.

The Reckoning will examine America’s national trauma, rooted in our history but dramatically exacerbated by the impact of current events and the Trump administration’s corrupt and immoral policies. Our failure to acknowledge this trauma, let alone root it out, has allowed it to metastasize. Whether it manifests itself in rising levels of rage and hatred, or hopelessness and apathy, the stress of living in a country we no longer recognize has affected all of us. America is suffering from PTSD—a new leader alone cannot fix us.

An enormous amount of healing must be done to rebuild our faith in leadership, and our hope for this nation. It starts with The Reckoning.

About the Author

Mary L. Trump is the author of the international #1 bestseller, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man. Mary Trump holds a Ph.D from the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University, and has taught graduate courses in trauma, psychopathology, and developmental psychology.

Praise For…

Praise for Too Much and Never Enough:
"[T]he most devastating, most valuable and all-around best Trump book since he started running for president...the most incisive rendering yet of why he is the way he is."—Politico

"Mesmerizing beach reading and a memorable opposition research dump...salacious, venomous and well-sourced." —The Guardian

"A delicious tell-all that does in fact tell all in a way one longs for a tell-all to do.” —Vogue

"Dripping with snideness, vibrating with rage, and gleaming with clarity—a deeply satisfying read." —Kirkus (starred review)

"Mary Trump’s compelling saga of one very unhappy family does more than just provide probing insights into her uncle’s disturbing inner world. It’s also a first-rate primer on the chaotic inner workings of an administration that has shocked the world." —Boston Globe

"After many, many Trump books, this is an essential one." —Vanity Fair

"[A] deftly written account of cross-generational trauma...Mary Trump brings to this account the insider perspective of a family member, the observational and analytical abilities of a clinical psychologist and the writing talent of a former graduate student in comparative literature." —Washington Post

"Mary’s clarity, training, discipline and sharp eye help make her a reliable narrator, and she’s a fluid, witty writer to boot…what she’s written is likely to be indelible." —Bloomberg

"Mary L. Trump comes closer than anyone to describing the making of a seemingly heartless person who won his way to the White House...[A]n insightful, well-crafted memoir."—CNN

"You can see why President Trump doesn’t want anyone to read this thing." —Los Angeles Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250278456
ISBN-10: 1250278457
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: August 17th, 2021
Pages: 208
Language: English